Retro Mini X Handheld NES System
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the proliferation of handheld retro gaming systems sprouting at ThinkGeek. Now the Retro Mini X adds a critical new feature to your classic gaming arsenal... The classic NES Zapper! Yep, in addition to handheld mode, you can connect this mini game system to a TV and play 8-bit favorites like Duck Hunt using the included wireless Zapper replica. You also get two wireless remotes for kicking your friend's butt at Mario Bros. Jack in an original NES cart and you're ready to play.
The Retro Mini X does not come with any games. You'll need to find your own cartridges or buy some on eBay. Also old NES cartridges will probably have cruddy contacts. Remember that the cartridges are very finicky if not cleaned properly. Make sure you clean the contacts on your cartridges or they may not work properly in the Retro Mini.
Limitations of the Light Gun Zapper
The Zapper only works with NES games that support it... duh. Also, you can't use the Zapper with the built in LCD screen, it only works when the system is connected to a TV. Also the TV has to be a CRT type for the gun to register properly. An LCD, Plasma, or in general any flatscreen WILL NOT WORK with the gun. You can play other games, but not light gun games. You've got to go with the old style tube baby!
· Handheld NES system plays original full-size NES cartridges and comes with wireless light gun
· 2.5" LCD TFT Screen
· Built in Speakers
· Headphone out jack
· Includes composite (NTSC) video/audio out cables for playing on a TV
· Includes two wireless controllers (these can be used when playing on the built-in LCD or connected to a TV)
· Includes one wireless light gun zapper (this can only be used when playing on the TV. It WILL NOT work on the built-in LCD)
· You need to supply your own NES cartridges
· Requires 4 x AA batteries for handheld, 2 x AAA batteries for each controller, 3 x AAA batteries for light gun (not included)
· Includes optional AC 120V 60Hz adapter for handheld (remotes and gun still require batteries)
· Runs for over 8 hours on a single set of batteries
· Dimensions: 15cm x 9cm x 4cm deep
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The Stirling Engine Ferris Wheel
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Back at CES 2010 we saw that Sony unveiled the Dash during their press conference, and while this was never going to be a game changer of any kind, it was still nice to see yet another touchscreen device ready to hit the market. Well, a good 4 months or so has elapsed since then, and it is finally good to know that Sony will be introducing its Dash Wi-Fi touchscreen device to the market at last, where you are able to receive real-time, personalized Internet content that is pushed to you regardless of whether you are at home or at the office. The Sony Dash has been tagged with a $199 price tag, where you can purchase it online from SonyStyle.com or pick it up from other Sony Style retail stores and authorized dealers nationwide. Read the rest of this entry on coolestgadgets.com»
Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? Won't your co-workers be surprised when you walk into the office with this in hand. Don't be afraid, your data is safe with me. You can get yours at www.usbgeek.com.
I guess I didn’t know that the Mobile Gaming market is growing, but I suppose it was only a matter of time before somebody made joysticks for mobile phone games. In the case of the BGP100 Bluetooth Game Pad, these controllers are wireless. The BGP100 has a 4-way pad for directional control, and seven programmable buttons for whatever else the game requires. As you can see, these controllers can affix themselves to the side of the mobile device with the use of included rubber strips.
Just think of it as turning your mobile phone into a mobile gaming device like a PSP or DS, and the BGP100 is also designed for Pocket PCs as well as Pocket PC Phones. The BGP100 supports a number of platforms including Window Mobile 2003, plus the Symbian Series.
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January 13th, 2009 by Ally in Electronic Gadgets
If you get nervous that maybe you’ve had too much to drink, now you can have a more accurate test to figure it out. Keep this little keychain on your keys and you’ll never have to worry that somehow you miscounted how many beers you have had. Of course it also means if you ignore it and get pulled over, if the cop sees that, you’re going to be in even deeper trouble. He’ll know that you knew full well and went ahead anyway, which means there isn’t a prayer that you’ll get off easy.
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2010 Audi R8 V10
By Jason Cammisa, Marc Noordeloos Photography by Evan McCausland
Many would say that the last thing the impressive Audi R8 needs is more power. To be honest, they're pretty accurate in that assessment. Still, the 4.2-liter V-8 is a tad linear in its power delivery for our taste and the R8 starts to fall on its face at 175 mph. The V-10 engine will fix the high-speed pull "issue" as Audi claims the 525 hp R8 won't run out of steam until 196 mph. As for the power delivery, we'll let you know when we drive the hotter R8. The only question now is if Audi will sell the 5.2-liter V-10 R8 in the States. Here's hoping.
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The older we get, the less coordinated we’re going to be. Eventually our hands will likely shake and it’ll be difficult to do certain tasks. Frankly, I already am overly clumsy and lack coordination at times. Well if you’re either just clumsy or getting up there in years, but still want a way to be independent with your DIY projects, this is the way to go. Magnetic screwdrivers are always incredibly helpful, well this SmartDriver takes things one step further.
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Cooking for one can at times be obnoxious. In part because, despite the fact that it’s just you, you still use a ton of dishes. Just making eggs alone, most use a small bowl to crack the eggs into, then the frying pan and spatula, and finally the plate and silverware. A quick and easy meal turns into a heap of dishes you’re stuck dealing with later. Well this new design makes an attempt to cut down on the dishes used. Just cook your food directly on the plate and then once it’s done, you can eat it directly on the plate itself. Which at least cuts out having to wash a frying pan. It’d also save you on the water bill, since you have less dishes to clean. It would be naive to believe that this gadget could replace the need for an oven entirely. It could cook things that you would put in a frying pan, but some foods you need more than that. It also wouldn’t work well for large families. However, it’s perfect for those that are single (and like to keep your meals simple), as well as college students. It’d also make it so you could cook directly from your desk, if you so chose.
Ok answer me this, if you were walking on your treadmill and little missy is walking on her treadmill would you still need a leash? Also it appears it comes with cupholders, which is great. You always want to keep gatorade or water close at hand when working out.
2011 Saab 9-1
Saab is cocked and ready to fire a host of new products at the marketplace. It's about time - the 9-3 and the 9-5 are both ancient (the 9-5 has been on sale for more than a decade), and the badge-engineered, Chevrolet TrailBlazer-derived 9-7X continues to muddy the brand's reputation. Sweden's other car company, Volvo, found small-car success with its C30, and the Trollhättan-based gang plans to get in on the action with the Saab 9-1 hatchback.
Saab previewed the 9-1 with its 9-X concept at this year's Geneva auto show. The 9-X's sloping roofline and wraparound windows are more evidence that Saab's upcoming hatch will in no way resemble the Volvo C30, even if the two cars share philosophies. The production 9-1 will be based on the next Opel/Saturn Astra and probably will be powered by small-displacement turbocharged engines. An Aero version of the 9-1, replete with more power and a more capable suspension, will be offered soon after production ramps up.
SVENSKA, HEAL THYSELF: Historically, Saab has been good at building premium small cars. Let's hope the production 9-1 is a sign of a reinvigorated Saab.
by Mark R in Conceptual Gadgets
Some say that our technological sense will overcome our common sense the day the digital Post-it is invented. I guess it is because the Post-it is designed to be thrown away, while technology should be built to last. It appears that some designers at Sequoia Studios have come up with an idea that they would prefer not be called a Digital Post-it, but it is, for all intents and purposes, the most practical combination of Post-it and digital tech.
The E-notes use electric paper technology that has been under development for a long time now. These tiny pieces of e-paper are powered by a small solar captor that requires only one minute of light per day to work.
You can read more about the concept here, but here is a summary. The E-notes come in a pack of twenty-five, and a user can calibrate the date and time on all of them by writing on the first one with the stylus. As for each individual note, you can write or draw anything you want digitally, and then clear the message when you are done. So you can reuse the E-note when done, and even change its color!
So the E-note is a more practical way of leaving notes, and can be used and used again, until the stickum runs out. Well, these E-notes are still a concept just now, but I see a lot of potential.
Source & www.coolestgadgets.com
Cars Become Art in this Year's "Automobiles of London" Auction
RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby's, is promoting several custom cars by Britain's premiere customizer: Andy Saunders. Saunders' modifications are more than the usual switching of components or adding custom body work; his projects are what Max Girardo, RM Auctions' European Managing Director, calls "rolling works of modern art."
Included in the auction line-up is a variety of Saunders' work. This includes his 1983 Citroen 2CV6 "Picasso Citroen," a multicolored and asymmetric creation which was built as if designed by Picasso. There's also his 1989 Fiat 126 "Flat Out," a sports car standing just 22 inches tall.
"Each car is certainly a one-of-a-kind collector's piece," says Girardo. "Unique and fun, they are certain to capture the attention of both automotive and art enthusiasts and will add another element of fun to the event," he adds.
by Automobile Staff www.automobilemag.com
by James in Audio/Video Gadgets, Home Gadgets, Mobile Phones, Office Gadgets, Projectors, iPod gadgets
Firebox’s Pocket Cinema is rather tiny, but it packs a big punch (not to mention a hefty price tag). But for about $523 USD, business people can not only enjoy a pocket sized projector to use for business meetings, it can project an image from it’s high powered LED screen up to 50 inches wide.
But that isn’t all …
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by Mark R in Conceptual Gadgets, Gaming Gadgets www.coolestgadgets.com
Here is a new concept for the Playstation Portable I hope to see in the near future. This PSP2 design concept by Tai Chiem probably won’t be made anytime soon, but it really should. I mean, just look at the scrolling OLED screen! I think we are close to perfecting that technology, but not that close. Still, it would be nifty to have a screen that can roll up into the PSP itself. No more tiny screen, but it needs some sort of electrical charge to hold it up. I guess it uses the same “memory cloth” technology as shown in Batman Begins.
Not only does it have the rolling and scrolling action going on, but the side speakers fold inwards, presumably to hold the screen into place when it is rolled up. Rumor has it the speakers are the controls for the device. This appears to the only method of control, as I don’t see a controller or buttons.
This technology is too good to use on just portable video game consoles. I think that every cellular phone needs to be this wand-shaped thing that you can use to take and receive calls, and then roll it out to watch videos or whatever applications you care to run.
Well, as I said before, the PSP2 probably won’t be available any time soon, so if you want a new style of PSP, you’ll have to get the PSP-3000.
VW, Audi Mull Low-Cost, Mid-Engine Sports Cars
By The Automobile Magazine staff Photography by Huckfeldt
At the Los Angeles auto show in November, Volkswagen will unwrap a new mid-engine sports car concept. This marks the third iteration of a theme that started in 2003 with the Concept R and continued in 2005 with the EcoRacer.
The main force behind an affordable mid-engine sports car was Bernd Pischetsrieder. The ousted Volkswagen Group boss wanted to create a lightweight, budget-priced roadster along the lines of the Lotus Elise. There was even talk of Lotus building the car for VW, but in the end, no decision was made. Former VW brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard picked up the idea and green-lighted the quirky-looking EcoRacer, which was duly shot down by the bean counters. Now Martin Winterkorn, the current VW Group chairman, is on the case, and one can safely assume that he enjoys the support of Ferdinand Piëch, the powerful chairman of the supervisory board. The proposal we'll see in L.A. pursues three different strategic goals: For Volkswagen, it provides an attractive product in a niche that has long been defined by the Mazda Miata. For Audi, it offers the opportunity to switch the next-generation TT from the current FWD/AWD platform to a much more prestigious and more dynamically rewarding mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. For Porsche (which recently cleared another legal hurdle in its quest to take control of VW), there's a chance to join the fray with a modern successor to the rear-engine 356.
It's a fascinating scenario, but it's completely unclear whether VW and Audi can pull off the idea. The problem is Porsche and its desire to protect the Boxster/Cayman, which is what killed the Audi R4, the proposed little brother to the R8.
Audi and VW have since learned the lesson. Thus, the new sports car concept aims at a relatively inexpensive, $25,000-to-$45,000 price range. Its launch timing - 2013 at the earliest - also carefully avoids competing with the Boxster, which undergoes a redesign in 2010. ...Continue article on automobilemag.com >>
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BlackBerry aims to take the world by storm with its, er, Storm, the latest handset from RIM. Touted to be the first “clickable” touch screen smartphone in the world, the Storm will be made available via Verizon Wireless and Vodafone sometime this fall, with the former catering to customers residing in US while the latter will service customers across the pond, in India, Australia and New Zealand. Just what is this storm in a teacup (pun intended) all about, and more importantly - will it ever rise up and overcome the shadow of the iPhone? After all, basically everyone and their dog know about the iPhone prior to its release due to the hype generated, but no matter how good the Storm is, not many people on Main Street are aware of its impending release. Just like many other self-respecting smartphones these days, the BlackBerry Storm smartphone features an innovative touch screen which is able to depress slightly whenever you apply some pressure on it with your finger, letting you feel as though you were pressing an actual button, resulting in a “click”. This provides the user with a positive confirmation of their selection, and is touted to enhance touch interface dramatically as well as a highly-intuitive typing experience. I guess this is much better than haptic feedback that does nothing but buzz each time you make a selection.
The BlackBerry Storm works as good as it looks, being a high end 3G handset with global connectivity. Verizon Wireless’ BlackBerry Storm 9530 will feature 3G EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA technology, (2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM connectivity while Vodafone’s BlackBerry Storm 9500 supports (2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks. Inside you will find a full HTML browser, email support, a 3.2 megapixel camera, integrated GPS, 1GB of internal memory, a microSDHC memory card slot, stereo Bluetooth connectivity and a 3.25″ display. No word on pricing at this point in time, although that situation will change in a few weeks’ time.
I know that the Nintendo DSi was recently announced, but that model won’t be out anytime soon, and will be region locked for downloadable software so importing one from Japan this November isn’t exactly the smartest thing to do either. Anyway, good thing Nintendo ain’t gonna give up on the DS Lite platform just yet, which means your diminutive handheld console still has a few years left to go before all support for it is removed. Here are a couple of DS Lite cases that were knitted by Janis13 on Etsy, although she has around 13 other designs for your perusal. These cases are sold for $13 a pop. Source: OhGizmo! & www.coolestgadgets.com
Renault Megane Trophy
By Evan McCausland on www.automobilemag.com
If there's one French recipe we love, it's this: take a mundane Renault economy car, fit it with wild bodywork, and shoehorn a powerful motor in lieu of a rear seat. That procedure worked wonders for cars like the 5 Turbo and Clio Renault Sport, and it looks as if the new 2009 Renault Megane Trophy, unveiled at this week's Paris motor show, will be no exception.
We'll give Renault some credit - we were expecting to see the new Megane, completely restyled and re-worked for 2009, but we weren't expecting to see this. And how could we not? With a track as wide as the Champs-Elysees and an extremely chopped roofline, the Megane Trophy has the visual gravitas of a true sports car - or at least its 5 Turbo ancestor.
It does, thankfully, carry some performance credentials to match. Behind the cockpit lies a Nissan-sourced 3.5-liter V-6, tuned to the key of some 360 hp. Renault claims that 30-hp boost comes courtesy of forced-air induction, which is ducted through a scoop mounted just above the windshield.
Incredibly, Renault says the Megane Trophy can turn similar lap times to a Porsche 911 GT3, but we may never see for ourselves. The Megane Trophy will be relegated to Renault's one-make Eurocup Megane Trophy series - and while that may make for some interesting spec-racing, we'd love to see one of these mix it up with a GT3 out at Le Mans.
There are times where I am sitting around working, and I lose track of the time. So I check the time on my clock, and the clock is facing the other way. Wouldn’t you know it! It appears that Aurora has figured out a solution to this time-telling dilemma by creating a clock that changes color every hour. It has twelve colors that represent the hours of the day, and it might take a little while before you learn what color is what hour.
So, the color won’t tell you the time to the exact minute, but it will give you a broad sense of what time it is. I’m not certain if the colors gradually change, or if it just changes like a traffic light on the hour.
Personally, I would prefer the gradual change, and then get used to sensing the time by the minute once I get used to the color shades. By the way, the LCD display is backlit by whatever display color is on the exterior.
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If you’ve been feeling like your computer setup isn’t nearly intimidating enough, a hand grenade would probably be more than enough to make it seem more intense. After all that online gaming, you need to feel all powerful behind your computer. A wicked looking case and a glowing keyboard aren’t always enough. Although, gaming mouses do have all those fancy extra buttons, they just aren’t nearly cool enough. No, the world needs hand grenade mouses for all.
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If your speakers are looking a little too normal lately you might check out this design. These are still just a design and not quite to the point that they will be retailed just yet. The strange little speakers look about like a terrified child curled up in the corner. Like perhaps one that was just traumatized by whatever it is that you happen to do in your house when no one is looking. The speakers were designed by Alex Underwood, who decided to take an odd direction with the materials for the speakers.
He used Expanded Polystyrene, which is typically a material that is deemed cheep and is just all around overlooked for use. The speakers are meant to be used in pairs, and are actually fairly large. They are also super lightweight and although shown here in white the manufacturing in EPS allows for a wide range of color options. The look of the speaker is meant to capture child-like memories and emotions. Frankly, the only emotion I see in the speakers is fear.
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Lamborghini Estoque Concept
By David Zenlea on www.automobilemag.com
Here is something you'd never expect Lamborghini say about one of its exotic new concepts:
"The Lamborghini Estoque is the perfect travelling companion, be it en route to business meetings, the theatre, the golf course or even a weekend away with the kids."
There was a time when the Italian marque would have scoffed at the very idea of carting around children in one of its vehicles. It came of age producing cars that flaunted their impracticality in the name of uncompromising style and sheer exoticness. But that's exactly how Lamborghini characterizes the Estoque, its new super sedan concept. Making its debut at the Paris auto show this week, the Estoque could one day give Lamborghini a volume seller and put an exclamation point on the its successful transformation from a novelty act to a well-run car company.
The Estoque, which gets its name from the sword a bullfighter uses to deliver the final blow, balances Lamborghini's traditional penchant for shock and awe with a newfound concern for practicality. It stretches as long as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and as wide as a Rolls-Royce Phantom in order to ensure comfort for four passengers. But it sits as low as a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, creating a dramatic profile unlike any other four-door car. Styling-wise, it seems Lamborghini designers tried to make up for the necessarily more bulbous proportions by refusing to give the car any curved surfaces. Even the wheel arches and gas cap are formed by sharp angles. For the most part, it works. The Estoque looks sleek, chiseled, and distinctively Lamborghini.
The car's mechanicals likewise straddle the line between exotic and pragmatic. The show car features the Gallardo LP560-4's 5.2-liter V-10 in Lamborghini's typical mid-engine layout, but unlike the Gallardo and Murciélago, the transmission is bolted directly to its engine. A production model would almost certainly come with more economical engines. Lamborghini says a V-8 derived from its ten-cylinder is possible and even mentions hybrid and diesel powertrains as options. More likely, it would start out with the 4.0-liter direct-injected twin-turbo V-8 Audi has earmarked for the next A8. Indeed, much of the Estoque would need to be borrowed from the Audi parts bin in order to be feasible. It would share a platform with the A8 and the follow-up to the Bentley Continental and would likely get the latter's massive 15.7-inch disc brakes. The production process would probably be similar to that of the Gallardo, starting out in a German factory, and then traveling to Lamborghini's home in Bolognese, Italy, for final assembly. Lamborghini indicates it might tweak Audi's all-wheel-drive system to offer a variable torque split depending on road conditions, and might likewise eschew Audi's complex double-wishbone air suspension in favor of a simpler, lighter setup.
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2009 Ferrari California
One of the worst-kept secrets in the auto industry - Ferrari's new baby grand tourer - has been the subject of intense speculation throughout its gestation, even as Maranello steadfastly denied its existence. Now, the birth announcement has been made. The car is named California, and the proud parent's pictures show a front-engine, two-plus-two convertible GT. The public will be able to get a look at the latest addition to the Ferrari family in October, at the Paris auto show.
The California is powered by a 4.3-liter V-8, making it the first front-engine Ferrari road car to use a V-8 rather than a V-12. The engine breaks new ground for Ferrari by using direct injection. It boasts 454 hp at an appropriately exotic 7500 rpm and is mated exclusively with Ferrari's first dual-clutch automatic, a seven-speed. Ferrari claims that the combo will zip the California from 0 to 62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds. Backing up that performance are carbon-ceramic disc brakes (which are now standard on all Ferraris) and a chassis that features a new multilink rear suspension.
Fittingly, given its name, the California will be offered only in open-topped form, with a retractable metal hard top. Although pricing hasn't yet been announced, we can provide some insight as to the California's place within the Ferrari family. The company repeatedly denied that the new car would be an "entry-level" Ferrari, and in fact, when it arrives at dealers early next year, the California is expected to cost more than the F430 - today's least expensive Ferrari at $191,775 - and will supplant the 612 Scaglietti. But, when the F430's replacement arrives in 2010, that car will slot above the California in price, so at that point, the California effectively will become the entry-level model. Of course, that level of entry will be higher than it is today.
Ferrari's Previous Trips to the Golden State
250GT California Spider, 1957-1962
These Pininfarina-styled and Scaglietti-bodied roadsters were designed specifically for the American market at the behest of Ferrari's U.S. importer, Luigi Chinetti. The cars used a 3.0-liter 60-degree V-12 with output ranging from 240 hp to 280 hp. Minor design changes were introduced over the model's lifetime; one major change was the introduction of a 7.9-inch-shorter wheelbase in 1960. The 250GT California is one of the most desirable Ferraris of all time, with a 1961 250GT SWB California Spider recently selling at auction for €7.0 million ($11.0 million), a new record.
365 California Spider, 1966-1967
One of the rarest of the rare, only fourteen of these big, twelve-cylinder convertibles were produced, handbuilt by Pininfarina beginning in 1966. Their long, low bodies were placed atop the 104.3-inch-wheelbase chassis of the 330GT two-plus-two coupe. The 4.4-liter SOHC V-12, which was fitted with three Weber carburetors and dry-sump lubrication, made 320 hp and gave the car a top speed of 152 mph.
Article from www.automotivemag.com
Nero LiquidTV - TIVO for you PC
Seeing that more and more people are getting their entertainment through their PCs, TIVO wants to take advantage of an emerging market. So, they go to a company who makes software for DVD burning. Becoming partners, Nero and TIVO have announced the first TIVO for PC use. Known as Nero LiquidTV| TiVo PC, the package includes both hardware and software which will let users record TV directly to their PC with the ease of your average DVR. The nice thing is that it sounds as if LiquidTV won’t come with the burdensome DRM laden TIVO to Go restrictions, as once TV programs are recorded, the shows can be exported to PSP, iPod or DVD directly.
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If you’re trying to look nice but without running to the barber all of the time you might pick up one of these razors. You just adjust it to the perfect width of side burns and you get straight lines. That is unless you happen to jump or something and end up with a small squiggle in the wrong direction. However, as long as you take your time and don’t rush through the job you should be fine. I suppose it also could be used in other areas of your beard if you’re the type that likes to get creative though.
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2008 Peugeot RC... Concept
Mysterious they may be, but these photos, previewing a Peugeot concept debuting at the 2008 Paris motor show, were the best things that hit my inbox this morning.
Peugeot's giving up little about the car, which it currently refers to as the "RC...", other than it's a four-door, four-seat gran turismo. We'd liken it to a French Chevrolet Volt - the car will also use what Peugeot describes as a "highly flexible hybrid architecture," which produces up to 313 hp.
Styling wise, Peugeot thinks it bridges the gap between the RC ♠ and ♦ (yes, the names were actually symbols...) concepts of 2002 and the 908 RC concept shown in Frankfurt in 2006. We'll know for sure how it looks in October, when the lights shine upon the "RC..." en Paris. Stay tuned to Automobile Magazine for the latest happenings surrounding the Peugeot and other debuts at the Paris show.
By Evan McCausland at www.automobilemag.com
Summer is long gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to next year’s edition! The Falcon radio controlled helicopter is different from the rest since it not only flies around like an irritating insect, it is also capable of holding BB balls in its cargo hold, shooting it at your intended target to make yourself more of a pest than ever before to the people around you. The batteries are able to last for eight minutes of flight, but I would say you would probably be trigger happy and finish up your rounds way before the eight minutes are up.
by Edwin in Remote Control Toys at www.coolestgadgets.com
In case you are out of focus with video games, you may have heard about Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The game is immensely popular, and there is a gun used by the main character Snake that is definitely some sweet metal gear. A Japanese fan has designed a stainless steel gun that resembles on from the game, but this one shoots rubberbands. I’ve never really used rubberband guns before, but this one certainly makes me want it.
All the user needs to do is cock the metal gear in the back and string on about six rubberbands. Then you just take aim and fire, and there is even a safety.
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Well it’s finally Friday, so you might as well start planning how you want to spend your evening. Be it alone in peace or having a bunch of friends over this Tahiti Maragaritaville Frozen Drink Machine could come in handy to help you unwind. It doesn’t just create something in one large container either, instead you get 3 hefty sized mugs filled. It has six different preprogrammed drinks, so you won’t have to guess how much of everything to put in. Which would come in handy when you’ve had too many margaritas.
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The Sharp Shooter TV Remote
Are you bored with using the normal remote control to turn on your television and surf channels? Sick and tired of the good old reports on the television and want to shift it to another program? Now here’s a fun yet simple geeky invention to tickle your humor and style – The Sharp Shooter TV Remote is here. The Sharp Shooter TV Remote is perfect for those couch potatoes on weekends who wants to flip channels in Cowboy style. Back are the days of cowboy style playing – perfect for the sheriff of the sofa in town! To make it more realistic, it has a “bang!” sound whenever you point and pull the trigger! Cool isn’t it?
This Sharp Shooter TV remote is compatible with most of the televisions in the market. Easily programmable, and re-programmable the remote can be used for performing one function from any remote. You can even change the volume, crank it up and down, turn on the TV and kill it off. This can be used for the CD players at home as well. If you want to unleash the child inside you then why not try this fun stuff? This is perfect as a gift for the upcoming season.
by john-the-geek @ www.geekiegadgets.com
Dodge EV Concept
The magazine’s Autopia blog, quoting an unnamed source, said the pure-electric sports car would come out in 2010, effectively replacing the Viper as the brand’s halo vehicle. This falls in line with what industry analysts and news reports have been saying since Chrysler revealed its trio of electric vehicles yesterday. The Dodge EV is essentially a Lotus Europa with lithium-ion batteries and an electric motor, following a path already pioneered by Tesla.
We do have to call Wired on their assertion that Chrysler sells three cars per month per dealership. Last month the company reported about 110,000 sales, meaning there would have to be 36,000 Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealers in the county – about ten times the actual number.
Source: Wired & www.automobilemag.com
Renault Ondelios Concept
Yet another surreal hybrid concept is making its way to the 2008 Paris motor show. Say hello to the Ondelios, Renault's vision of a luxury crossover of the future.
That vision apparently calls for a business jet on wheels. Never mind the blocky exterior (which, at 0.29 cD, is surprisingly aerodynamic); once passengers step through the large gullwing doors and inside the vehicle, they'll find themselves within an interior that simultaneously draws inspiration from both a Gulfstream V and the Starship Enterprise.
While the translucent dashboard and whiz-bang lighting do their part to implicate the future, six bucket seats, cantilevered from the center of the Ondelios, is fully adjustable and includes a footrest for comfort.
Beneath the gimmickry and luxury lies a hybrid powertrain system that, although new to Renault, isn't that far-fetched. At the heart of the Ondelios is a 205-hp version of Renault's 2.0-liter turbo-diesel I-4, coupled to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Renault adds a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors to that powertrain, making it a parallel hybrid. One motor at the rear axle allows the Ondelios to become an all-wheel-drive vehicle when needed, while one at the front provides a boost under hard acceleration.
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